“Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words” – That’s the message from our Communications Apprentice Dan, who’s latest blog focuses on the array of green fingered characters he met at Worthing’s Chesswood Farm Allotments…
I’m sure you’ll be relieved to hear that there’s always some form of conversation taking place in the comms office of Worthing’s Town Hall.
Whether this be us composing poetic news stories for y’all to read, or hysterical laughter after a brief story-time break; the office is never short of conversation!
Today’s blog came from the simplest of conversations, as a few weeks ago my manager Mike couldn’t help himself but share his morning journey into work. Surprisingly, our poor rail service wasn’t the topic of choice; but instead the burst of colour he’d seen while passing a group of allotments alongside Durrington train station.
Being an experienced journalist, Mike saw the the potential story there to be told, and set me on a mission to create ten profiles of Worthing allotment holders.
With the plan in place, I contacted Paul Paul Eustice, Secretary of WAM (Worthing Allotment Management) and explained what we were hoping achieve. Paul seemed to love the idea, so we arranged a time and date to meet at one of their prestigious allotments named Chesswood Farm.
Chesswood was full to the brim of green-fingered folk who just love running their allotments. Everyone I met down there had their own story to tell and it was a pleasure to spend my morning in such a happy and healthy environment.
We’ll be releasing a photo album on our Facebook page in the coming days which will feature all of the profiles from my visit.
But for the meantime, they say that a picture can tell a thousand words, so below I’ve attached some of my favourite pictures from the visit.